Columbia University Medical Center

Media Alert: Scientific And Medical Aspects Of Female Hair Loss

 
Contact:  Annie Bayne(212) 305-9746

as862@columbia.edu

 

***MEDIA ALERT***

The Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University and

 the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University College

of

Physicians & Surgeons present

 MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF FEMALE HAIR LOSS

WHAT:           

Hair loss, or alopecia, affects millions of people: men, women of all

ages and all ethnic groups.  The cause of alopecia is complex and

includes hormones, genetics, medications, stress, severe illness, malnourishment,

infections, and autoimmune diseases.  It is estimated that nearly

30 million women in the United States have some form of hair loss.

Yet, until recently, the subject of female hair loss has been rarely addressed.

Please join

the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University and the Department

of Dermatology for a symposium addressing medical and scientific aspects

of female hair loss.  Presentations by experts in the field of women’s

health will highlight hormones, treatment options, and current research

in the field.

WHEN &        Wednesday,

June 6, 2001, 7-9:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Eastside

Conference Center

16 East 60th Street (between 5th and Madison), New York City

RSVP: 

212-305-3900

AGENDA:       Introduction

to Gender-Specific Medicine

Dr. Marianne Legato

                        

Founder & Director, Partnership for Women’s Health,

                        

Columbia University

                        

Professor of Clinical Medicine,

                        

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Overview of Female Hair Loss

Dr. Sheryl Miller

                       

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Hair Loss and Hormones

                       

Dr. Michelle Warren

                       

Wyeth-Ayerst Professor of Women’s Health,

                       

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

                       

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology,

                       

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

                       

Partnership for Women’s Health Scholar

                       

Treatment Options for Female Hair Loss

                       

Dr. Monica Peacocke

                       

Professor of Clinical Medicine,

                       

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

                       

Research in Female Hair Loss

                       

Dr. Angela M. Christiano

                       

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Genetics & Development,

                       

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

                       

Partnership for Women’s Health Scholar

                       

Resources for Female Hair Loss

                       

Lissa Rosenthal

                       

Executive Director, Hair Aware

 

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